It must be True if Craig’s bulldog ( donna reid) sez it’s so..

March 28, 2017

Mayor didn’t ‘snub’ Coun. Liggett at International Women’s Day event, says Coun. Reid International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 11 with a breakfast for the community sponsored by the partnership of the Cambridge Celebration of Women and the Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW). I was dismayed when a story surfaced about our breakfast […]

Cambridge… A History of our Drinking Water .. by Alan Marshall

March 26, 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017 HOW BAD DID CAMBRIDGE’S WATER USED TO BE? We all know lifetime smokers who have lived to 75 years of age. Ditto with people who are very overweight and or never exercised a day in their lives. Bad diets and fast food put some people in their graves by the time […]

Cambridge councillor Frank Monteiro diagnosed with cancer

March 25, 2017

Waterloo Region Record ByJeff Hicks CAMBRIDGE — Frank Monteiro, the tough old beat-cop-turned-city-councillor, wondered if he’d been collared by cancer and handed a sudden death sentence. Tests results confirmed a lump on one of his kidneys is cancerous. “How long have I got?” Monteiro asked doctors at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton. But Cambridge’s first […]


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my rant of the day… by Uwe Kretschmann

March 23, 2017

Taxation…at just about every level. But for today let’s stick with the city of Cambridge and the region. I would like anybody who has lived in this city for any length of time answer me this: When you get up at 6am every morning to go to work Is your life better today than it […]

Is Cambridge drinking water finally safe?…from the Elmira Advocate

March 22, 2017

**Editors note** Alan Marshall runs the very informative Elmira Advocate.. He has been advocating for Elmira’s residents for years.. He also has been a great SUPPORT AND ADVOCATE for  the residents of Cambridge. Who have never been told the truth about how TRULY  toxic our drinking water ACTUALLY IS..  (Middleton St. Wellfield is located on […]

There’s something ‘fishy’ about allowing online voting ( letter to Editor March 19, 2014)

March 19, 2017

The following  from 2014.. is still true today.. WE NEED A FAIR ELECTION PROCESS IN 2018 Dear Editor, I’m a first time writer, longtime reader and I’ve bit my tongue for long enough. I decided to write today because I sense that there’s something fishy going on with city council these days. I find it […]

Cambridge Mayor Doug Craig, ignores Councillor Jan Liggett at “ladies luncheon”

March 14, 2017

On March 11th, a breakfast was held at the Galt County Club to celebrate International Women’s Day. The mayor, Doug Craig was there, along with councillors Donna Reid, Pam Wolf and Jan Liggett as the city of Cambridge’s representatives. Before the mayor, Doug Craig, proceeded with his remarks, representing the city of Cambridge, he recognized […]

Cambridge – Keep highrises out of downtowns

March 11, 2017

Highrises just don’t belong in our unique city…we do not want to become a mini Toronto. Why is Council approving these developments with complete disregard to HERITAGE and other valid concerns. Why do they keep on revising zoning, bylaws and Official Plans without full engagement from the public to accommodate developers rather than strengthening them […]

Bad behaviour on city council not treated equally

March 1, 2017

Cambridge Times I sat in on a Cambridge council meeting last Tuesday (Feb. 21). During the meeting I listened to council member Donna Reid criticize another council member on their choice of words toward a woman which violated the code of conduct. The council member apologized and is taking steps to correct matters. The comments […]

If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online?

February 25, 2017

by David Jefferson, Computer Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 1 ], member, Verified Voting Foundation Board, Board of Directors, California Voter Foundation If I Can Shop and Bank Online, Why Can’t I Vote Online? There is widespread pressure around the country today for the introduction of some form of Internet voting in public elections that would allow people […]

Did City Hall overpay for the OLD POST OFFICE?? and if so.. why????

February 23, 2017

Hi Debbie, I managed to obtain the Appraisal and Purchase Agreement  under F.O.I. for the Old Post Office before the City bought it. According to the appraisal the Current Market Value as of  Oct. 7, 2011 was $660,000.   Please click below to preview the appraisal… {I have the full appraisal in my possession all […]


February 22, 2017


Mike Devine reprimanded.. and what did they say about PAM WOLF’S DUI?..

February 22, 2017

City councillor reprimanded for ‘sexy gramma’ comment Integrity commissioner’s office finds Mike Devine violated code of conduct   **EDITORS NOTE** I am not condoning Councillor Devine’s behaviour here.. But I can’t help but think, they took this pretty far..  It’s common knowledge, Councillor Devine  “DARES” to stand up to this Mayor!! {and that’s not […]

Internet voting is just too hackable, say security experts.. { so why is Cambridge using this system?}

February 20, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO – Three ballot initiatives have been proposed in California to require the state to allow online voting, but security experts and some voting officials say the technology is nowhere near secure enough for something so crucial as the democratic process. “When people stop me in the supermarket and ask, ‘When am I going to […]

Time for “Big Changes” locally – the anger is not going away

February 19, 2017

  Speaking to a sea of tuxedoes and ball gowns — and wearing a tuxedo himself — Trudeau sharpened his now familiar pitch to help the middle class. “For business leaders, it’s about thinking beyond your short-term responsibility to your shareholders. You have a equally important long-term responsibility to your workers, their families and the communities […]

The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots by By Jana Nestlerode ( why doesn’t Doug Craig and Council want it?)

February 18, 2017

The Case for Hand-Counted Paper Ballots There is no foolproof system of voting. But in a country that prides itself for “honoring the will of the people”, the means of determining the will of the people should be guarded zealously. While our ballots must be cast in secret, the counting of our ballots must be […]

Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 ( again why is Cambridge insisting on it?)

February 17, 2017

Waterloo council rejects Internet voting for 2018 Pencil and paper ballot Metro Creative Waterloo Chronicle BySamantha Beattie Just like sliced bread, a pencil on a ballot works as well today as it ever has. Related Stories Cambridge mulls referendum on… That’s what delegate and former councillor Scott Witmer said to councillors on Monday night as […]

Waterloo Municipal Elections… everyone has an opinion, most are the current elected officials.. and the clerks paid for by the city..

February 16, 2017

City clerk argues against ranked ballots for municipal elections Ranked ballots are the right way to go City will work out details on ranked ballots Updated: Experts weigh in on ranked ballots as issue heads to city council Voters need a greater voice in Cambridge   Ranked ballots a no-go […]

The Dangers of Internet Voting… { Again, why is Cambridge using internet voting?}

February 15, 2017

  Revised and Updated July 26, 2016 Those who believe that “voting online is the future” or that it is “possible given current technology” to create a secure online voting system are dangerously mistaken.[1] According to computer experts, Internet voting is vulnerable to cyber-attack and fraud—vulnerabilities inherent in current hardware and software, as well as […]

City looks at tightening local election policy, Current policy too ‘loosey goosey’ says city clerk

February 14, 2017

editors note.. Included here, are comments from the late Alex Mitchell, ( Clerk for the City of Cambridge ) regarding the questionable 2010 Election. When it was found the Mayor was running his campaign out of City Hall.. In complete violation of the Elections ACT   this ran in the times………….. APRIL 14, 2012 City […]

Democracy won in Court Battle…

February 13, 2017

Democracy won in Court Battle..{ 2010 Municipal Election} By Staff | January 9, 2014 | 7 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election, Community Jun 08, 2011 This ran in the KW Record …………. comments invited below.. RE: the highly questionable 2110 Municipal Election.. Thomas Vann and Debbie Vitez have lost their fight for a new municipal election in Cambridge but […]

Time to shame a low level MAYOR and Council.. Time to support Paul Tavares’s Effort on behalf of the HOMELESS..

February 12, 2017

Cambridge man to sleep 90 days in cold tent to raise awareness for the homeless Fundraising effort sparks mix of reactions, but is generating conversation about homelessness   Cambridge Times ByLisa Rutledge CAMBRIDGE — In quietly setting up a tent in the freezing temperatures on private land but in public view, Paul Tavares is quickly […]

RE: The Mayor and Council of Cambridge, by E P. Mercer…the pen

February 11, 2017

So the “so called Mayor” and a few of his followers (councillors) are pointing the finger at social media for their public image of disrespect and deceitful manner they treat us taxpayers. The truth hurts; if you have a conscience. People say things about people’s actions, comments and character as they see and hear […]

Security questions remain for online voting initiative (Letter to the Editor)

February 11, 2017

By Staff | October 6, 2014 | 13 Comments | Filed under: 2014 Municipal Election Cambridge Times CAMBRIDGE– A recent article by Bill Jackson summarized city clerk Michael Di Lullo’s talking points on securing the upcoming municipal election here in Cambridge. He was asked as to whether the new voting options could increase the potential for voter fraud, and his answers […]

Why is Doug Craig still our ” Mayor”, and most of his Puppets still in” Office”..?

February 9, 2017

Why isn’t anyone questioning how this continues to happen during every Municipal Election? Would it have anything to do with his Creative Elections???.. Cutting polling locations, polling stations.. the use of Tabulators, Internet and Telephone Votes? I have to question with his long long long list of legacy projects, why the residents of this city […]

​David Dill: Why Online Voting Is a Danger to Democracy.. (so why is Cambridge using it? )

February 8, 2017

If, like a growing number of people, you’re willing to trust the Internet to safeguard your finances, shepherd your love life, and maybe even steer your car, being able to cast your vote online might seem like a logical, perhaps overdue, step. No more taking time out of your workday to travel to a polling […]

City Committee Endorses Ranked Ballot Voting… London Ontario ( so what is Cambridge afraid of?)

January 26, 2017

Posted: January 25, 2017 07:22 am London is one step closer to becoming the first city in Ontario to use ranked ballots for a municipal campaign. The Corporate Services Committee met Tuesday and voted 3-2 to begin a public consultation process with the ultimate goal of getting rid of the first-past-the-post system currently in use. […]

Is this why Cambridge Council hired their own Integrity commissioner, and Ombudsman?

January 26, 2017

**Editors note** How else can this guy vote.. ?? The City is PAYING HIM !!!. so he opts to sit on the fence??. { INTERESTING TO SAY THE LEAST! } A bit of Double Standards here? ******************** Integrity commissioner finds mayor’s involvement on task force was ‘reasonable’ Concerns about Craig’s participation also “reasonable” given the […]

Uwe Kretschmann on the Multiplex

January 17, 2017

  Some people have ask me why I was not, and am not , more involved in the sports complex discussions and presentations to council. There are a number of reasons for that. The first, and perhaps the most important is, that the sports complex, by any measure, is primarily and almost exclusively designed to […]

Frank Monteiro should not be allowed to vote on the Multiplex location

January 11, 2017

Your City Hall at its finest Cambridge {?} The interview below is your City of Cambridge Council Member FRANK MONTEIRO At a recent 570 news interview, he openly admits to staying away from the MULTIPLEX meetings, because he didn’t want  to  “CLOUD HIS MIND”.. (with alternatives or understanding the public’s concerns?) FIRST they denied Jan […]